Tag : labour

68% of Leeds University staff ‘likely to vote Labour’

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An election survey by Times Higher Education (THE) has revealed that almost 3/4 of staff at the University will vote for the Labour party this Thursday. The survey, which was released online gained 1,019 responses from higher education staff across ten UK universities. The data showed that 46 per cent of … Read More

Ed Miliband promises tuition fee cuts to 6k

4 years ago / 0 comments

Aspiring Prime Minister Ed Miliband today announced Labour’s plans to cut tuition fees. Appearing at the Leeds College of Music, Mr Miliband said that the tripling of tuition in 2010 led to ‘the most expensive broken promise in the history of British politics’, leading him to reduce the 9k fees … Read More

Politics in pink: is Labour’s pink van really a cause for concern?

4 years ago / 0 comments

In the run up to the General Election, a ‘magenta’ bus, manned by female Labour MPs, is currently touring the country and engaging with women on female-orientated political issues such as childcare, the gender pay-gap and domestic violence. There are some important questions to be asked. Firstly, why is the bus … Read More

News | Young politicians face ‘prejudices’, says Councillor, 22

4 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds City’s youngest councillor has called for more young people to get into politics despite the ‘barriers’ they face. Alice Smart, who won a seat in this year’s local elections aged 21, rejected claims she is too young to enter politics, although admitted there “can definitely be an issue” with … Read More

Comment | There's nothing dubious about democracy

4 years ago / 0 comments

As a former Chair of Leeds Labour Club, I read the article on our supposed “dubious tactics” with great interest. Last year, under my tenure as Chair of Leeds Labour Club, we were described by the BBC as “the Labour Machine.”  A reference which we have adopted in a very tongue-in-cheek … Read More

Comment | Leeds Labour's dubious tactics

5 years ago / 0 comments

Last year the Labour leader Ed Miliband vowed to end his party’s “machine politics” – a grubby, discredited means of political advancement that is often most prevalent among left-wing elites in search of self advancement. Specifically, he pledged to curtail “a politics that was closed, a politics of the machine, … Read More

Debate | Is the Living Wage worth it?

5 years ago / 0 comments

The Labour Party has stated that it would give tax rebates to firms that pay Living Wage. The Living Wage is based on the amount an individual needs to earn to cover the basic cost of living. It is currently set at £7.45 an hour and £8.55 an hour in London, … Read More

Comment | Is Labour Ed and Buried?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Although Labour’s position in the polls has seen no substantial boost during the past few months, the general consensus appears to be that Ed Miliband has recovered after a poor summer. After criticism from within his own party, he has finally realised that, as leader of the opposition, he is … Read More

Leeds Student meets Rachel Reeves MP

6 years ago / 0 comments

6.12.12 Leeds Student chats to Leeds West MP Rachel Reeves, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury. How do you think this background influenced your politics and outlook? There are two different influences. When I joined the Labour party in the mid-1990s it was because of what id seen in … Read More